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First Gay Pride Event Planned for STT

St. Thomas will see its first public gay pride celebration this June through the efforts of a group of friends who were inspired by the gay pride events on St. Croix. Although at least for this first year, there will be no parade.

Crime of the Week: ATF Seeks Help in Solving Recent Arson...

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, is requesting any information regarding the April 30 early morning fire at the Stop and Save Food Market as well as the May 8 fire at St Croix Trading in the Mount Welcome area of Christiansted.
Mark McGibbon, president and CEO of viNGN, announced additional hot spots on St. Croix.

VINGN Eyes Extending Broadband Range to Underserved Areas

Effective partnerships with local internet service providers are critical to making broadband internet available throughout the territory, especially to the unserved and underserved areas, according to V.I. Next Generation Network officials.
Leonard Dober Elementary School (File photo)

STT School Will Join Two STX Schools on Chopping Block

After learning earlier this month about two school closings and other changes on St. Croix, St. Thomians learned about changes in their public schools recently – although the news has not been conveyed publicly by the V.I. Education Department.

Island Administrators Have Over 200 Abandoned Vehicles Removed

All three administrators expressed their gratitude to the V.I. Department of Public Works and the V.I. Waste Management Authority for their assistance.
Albert Bryan

Bryan Touts Tourism Resurgence and Airbnb Growth

The tourism industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands is robust, Gov. Bryan told attendees at the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit in Miami Beach on Tuesday, adding that now is the time for investors to take advantage.
Jeanette Mireles (left) defeated Calissa Dellabarca (right) as the top girl player in the USVI Cup held last week on St. Croix. USVI Tennis Association President Kelly Kuipers presented the competitors with medals. (Submitted photo)

First IMG USVI Tennis Cup Concludes on St. Croix

More than 200 tennis players competed at the IMG Academy Caribbean Cup Tennis Series on St. Croix at the Buccaneer Hotel. The first-ever U.S. Virgin Islands Cup, an International Tennis Federation sanctioned tournament, began May 13 and concluded Friday, May 24.

Man Shot Monday Morning on St. Thomas

A St. Thomas man was shot as he pulled into his driveway early Monday and treated for his injuries at the Schneider Regional Medical Center, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Hospitals on Front Line in Neonatal Care

Faye John-Baptiste, RN, and Dr. Olivine Treasure both remember 1999 as the turn-around year for St. Croix families. That summer, the Juan F. Luis Hospital welcomed a neonatologist to its staff, and things began to change fast, contributing to what is one of the big success stories in V.I. health care.
Wynnie Testamark testifies Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety about conditions in the territory's prisons. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

BOC Reports Progress, but Judge Eyes Tough Options

A quarter century after four prisoners housed at the St. Thomas jail and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the Virgin Islands Government, improvements spelled out in a settlement agreement still linger unresolved. Now, a federal judge says there may be two ways of pushing the case past the finish line.

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